29 May '11, 5pm

Renewable energy is within reach via better transmission/grid & focus on HOW. Naysayers said the world was flat!

I think it's also important to note that many of the particular challenges - and solutions - will vary regionally. For example, the Bonneville Power Administration's Wind Integration Study speaks to the opportunities and challenges of using Hydro as a dispatchable resource to balance the intermittancy issues of wind. Some months it works marvelously, other months (like now) the hydro plants must run at 100% to prevent killing the salmon through over-aeration. Pumped Hydro is an amazing resource which is much needed but is only appropriate for certain locations. My understanding is the one of the ways that Germany is looking to get to their goals is through the construction of High Voltage DC transmission lines to Norway where they will make use of the Fjords to construct lots of pumped storage for the German renewables. The main point of your article which I really liked i...

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I think it's also important to note that many of the particular challenges - and solutions - will vary regionally. For exa...

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Michigan to grid operator: We prefer to generate our own renewable energy

Michigan to grid operator: We prefer to generat...

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World Wind Outlook: Down But Not Out

World Wind Outlook: Down But Not Out

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Despite this impressive increase, investment in new turbines in fact saw a decline in many parts of the world. For the fir...

The Dangers of Energy Generation

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The Dangers of Energy Generation

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Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a comprehensive study on renewable energy, entitle...

Renewable Energy World Asia moves to Malaysia i...

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Michigan to Grid Operator: We Prefer to Generate Our Own Renewable Energy: ...This would happen even though Mich...

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renewableenergyworld.com 24 May '11, 2am

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During Thursday's morning plenary at the National Solar Conference, three leading experts summarized recent progress in fa...

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Scotland: 100% renewable by 2020

Scotland: 100% renewable by 2020

earthtimes.org 22 May '11, 2pm

Scotland announced on May 20, 2011, that it is targeting to use only renewable energy by 2020, increasing its former targe...